Iowa by trail app

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After 30 years of helping to establish Iowa as the World Capital of Trails, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce “Iowa By Trail,” the all-Iowa multiuse trail app and website. INHF partnered with Shift Interactive, an Iowa-based company, to create the app and website. 

 

App features

Iowa By Trail provides an interactive map that allows users to:
  • Geo locate their position and find the closest trail.
  • Find points of interest along the way, like local restaurants, museums and natural resource information.
  • Communicate with friends and followers about what they did along the trail.
  • Keep track of distance, weather, news and events.

 

Funding

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Metropolitan Planning Authority and several private citizens have provided seed money to start production of the app and website.  Funding for the iOS version is complete, with funds being raised now for the Android version. 

 

Fostering connections

When you’re on the trail, you inherently understand the connection between communities, natural resources and the economy. This app takes that one step farther. It allows for a business to communicate with a new visitor that’s passing through, or for a town to showcase its unique treasures. It allows someone to stop to take a look at a stream and understand its connection to our drinking water. This is something that no one else in the country has at a statewide level. It showcases what makes Iowa special. 

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Questions? Contact INHF's Kerri Sorrell by e-mail or at 800-475-1846, ext. 24.